in the short term, we are going to see a dip in the scores. there are other scores, gpa, advance placement scores, sat scores. i want to emphasize while the scores are important, there are other things important, too. band, the arts, music, athletics, the chess club, student government, they are what make schools what they are. >> we thank you for your time this morn as the first bell is ringing. i can't believe the school year is starting. you plan to be here a while? >> i lived in the county since i was seven years old, finished high school, phd from umbc. i plan on being here. it is where my home is. >> i am sure everyone is happy to welcome you back.